Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height

Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height (HM2635)

Location: Washington, DC 20052
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.872', W 77° 2.85'

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A Model of Public Service

—1912-2010 —

She loved herself some hats. So when she was surprised with a beautiful, ornately decorated purple hat at an event at the Anacostia Community Museum last fall, Dorothy Height's face lit up like a Christmas Tree, and the gathering gave her a standing ovation. She was seated as, of course, the guest of honor at the table at which I was also seated, that was not unusual.

Dorothy Height was the honored guest at breakfasts, luncheons, and a gala dinners across America for decades, gracing every event that she attended, and the longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women deserved every second of adulation she received.

She personified the grace, grit and wisdom of our elders. She was one of the foundation stones upon which the modern civil rights movement rested. Her death is a loss to us all.

Replaced? Never. Remembered? Forever.

Dignified is the word that comes to mind. Dignified, not dainty. There was a gentleness in her smile. She held your eyes. Her touch was light, but there was steel in her spine. She knew what she knew and Dorothy Height knew America. Her life was of service was to a country where injustice once had the upper hand. To her crowning glory, she helped the nation triumph that and more. Dorothy Height honored America with her presence.

Colbert I. King

Post Columnist
April 21, 2010

Dedicated by The George Washington University Community
March 24, 2011
HM NumberHM2635
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe George Washington University
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Date Added Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 7:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322440 N 4307435
Decimal Degrees38.89786667, -77.04750000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.872', W 77° 2.85'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 52.32" N, 77° 2' 51" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2115 F St NW, Washington DC 20052, US
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